Bristol to London Paddleboard

We start a whole new adventure tommorow! Bristol to London is 260km and is going to take us 9 days to complete. It’s the first time I’ve done an expedition with Adam and his first expedition ever. It’s exciting and scary and daunting, especially when I just looked at the map! We are doing it…

My Mate Dave

I have done a few posts on my journey into paragliding… First flights / Club Pilot / Dune Du Pilat / Oludeniz …but for this post I wanted to talk about how instrumental my mate Dave has been in my paragliding progression. I didn’t know what paragliding was until Dave started flying View this post…

Getting back on the Board

The day after the hospital doctor cleared me to try riding, I gave it a go. I was feeling pretty good, my knee hadnt given me issues in a while, I could basically get it straight. I could stand on one leg and do single leg squats (not many but some), surely riding would be…

Muscle Atrophy

I knew that being inactive for 3 weeks would make me weaker but the pain has been much more in the forefront of my mind than any potential atrophy.

ACL/MCL Injury: Snowboarding into a Tree

So if you follow my instagram feed you will know that I got injured. View this post on Instagram Pretty bummed out MCL, possibly ACL 6weeks or surgery Will find out the verdict next week #accidentprone #sneakytree #kneeinjury #hopeful A post shared by Helen Read (@trektradewinds) on Jan 3, 2019 at 9:24pm PST On New…

A First-Timer’s Guide to Niseko

If you have never been to Niseko, it can be a bit confusing trying to figure out how the resort works and where you might want to be for your stay, so here is a little guide to help you decide. Nearest Airport: New Chitose Airport, Sapporo (CTS) New Chitose is an international airport but…